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Galanin receptor ligands

  • Ülo Langel1
SpringerPlus20154(Suppl 1):L18

Published: 12 June 2015



The effect of galanin is mediated through three GPCR subtypes, GalR1-3. The limited number of specific ligands to the galanin receptor subtypes has hindered the understanding of the individual effects of each receptor subtype. This review summarizes the current data of the importance of the galanin receptor subtypes and receptor subtype specific agonists and antagonists and their involvement in different biological and pathological functions.

Authors’ Affiliations

Stockholm University, Sweden


© Langel. 2015

This article is published under license to BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.